Solis Marine Consultants
Solis Marine was established in the UK and Singapore in 2012 to provide independent expert advice on maritime and shipping incidents. A third office was opened in Hong Kong in 2013 to expand on operations in the region and to extend the range of services and expertise provided by the organisation.
In 2017 Solis Marine expanded into China with an office based in Shanghai and this was followed by further offices in Qingdao and Xiamen in 2018 with a team of six staff between the offices providing general survey services as well as incident response in these areas.
Solis Marine has recently opened its first office in continental Europe in Rotterdam, introducing a global Fire and Chemicals emergency response operation and risk assessment to our suite of services.
Senior consultants within the company have all given expert evidence in court or arbitration and Solis Marine also has three Special Casualty Representatives on the panel at Lloyd’s who have been heavily involved in a number of high profile and politically sensitive wreck removal and salvage operations. Naval architects all have practical salvage and wreck removal experience working both on behalf of vessel owners / insurers as well as for salvors directly.
Expert reports have been prepared for court and arbitration hearings on collisions, groundings, tugs and manoeuvring, unsafe ports and berths, cargo issues, passage planning, fire, chemical and oil spill response, personal injury, vessel operations, prudent seamanship and damage to submarine pipelines.
In 2021, Solis Marine created the Alliance Network to further increase our global reach, providing dedicated, local support to our activities in the field and introducing new areas of expertise and additional resources into the Group. We have since entered into agreements with carefully selected providers of expert services to the shipping and offshore sectors and although we remain independent organisations, we refer to each member of the network as an Alliance partner. All of our partners share Solis Marine’s commitment to the highest levels of service on behalf of our clients.